Commercial Solar Tumbles in Q1, Despite 23% YOY Growth

Commercial Solar Tumbles in Q1, Despite 23% YOY Growth

While non-residential PV actually grew 22% year-over-year in Q3 of 2017, it then dropped 34% quarter-over-quarter in the first quarter of 2018. Community solar and on-site commercial solar have been strong segments of the non-residential solar market in recent years, with each having strong selling points … Read more…

Product Announcement: Honeywell’s Solstice Launched as Environmentally-friendly Refrigerant

Product Announcement: Honeywell’s Solstice Launched as Environmentally-friendly Refrigerant

  Honeywell has unveiled SolsticeN41 (provisional R-466A), a nonflammable and lower global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerant for use in stationary air conditioning systems. Honeywell claims that once on the market, Solstice N41 will be the lowest GWP, nonflammable, R-410A replacement refrigerant available worldwide. The refrigerant has received … Read more…

Using Electricity for Heat Creates Massive Carbon Reductions, RMI Finds

Using Electricity for Heat Creates Massive Carbon Reductions, RMI Finds

Businesses and homes that use electricity for heat instead of fossil fuels can avoid 10% of US carbon emissions, a new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute found.

Product Announcement: Honeywell’s Smart Building Technology to Optimize Energy and Cost

Product Announcement: Honeywell’s Smart Building Technology to Optimize Energy and Cost

  Honeywell recently introduced its Vector Space Sense, a software solution that shows where, when and how building spaces are used at any given point in time. As a result, the building operations team can make better-informed real estate and space usage decisions that provide … Read more…

Product Announcement: REopt Lite’s Fresh Features Gauge Costs of Solar+Storage, Bypass Pricey Experts

Product Announcement: REopt Lite’s Fresh Features Gauge Costs of Solar+Storage, Bypass Pricey Experts

A new tool is available for building owners and energy managers that will allow them to easily evaluate the costs and benefits of solar photovoltaic and battery storage systems (solar+storage) to power critical building loads when grid outages occur. The newly released features of the NREL online solar+storage optimization tool, REopt Lite offer enhanced

Product Announcement: Schneider Electric’s New, Medium Voltage Switchgear for Heavy Industries

Product Announcement: Schneider Electric’s New, Medium Voltage Switchgear for Heavy Industries

  Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation company, recently announced CBGS-0, a gas-insulated switchgear with solid dielectric busbar for applications up to 38 kilovolts, 2,000 A and 31.5kA. Schneider Electric’s CBGS-0 is the latest addition to its portfolio of medium voltage switchgear solutions. CBGS-0 … Read more…

‘Digital Twin’ May Be Essential Tool for Building Optimization

‘Digital Twin’ May Be Essential Tool for Building Optimization

The 2018 market for smart buildings is estimated at $50 billion according to Research and Markets. This is being driven by numerous factors, including the falling prices of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, a new generation of facilities managers, regional mandates, and more. As such, … Read more…

4 Peak Demand Reduction Strategies

4 Peak Demand Reduction Strategies

Due to the complexity of energy pricing, two identical buildings can consume the same amount of energy and have profoundly different utility bills. Demand charges are a reality for every building but with the right data it is possible to identify and solve the issues that cause

Consumers Energy Offers Distributed Energy Resources to C&I Customers with Viridity Software

Consumers Energy Offers Distributed Energy Resources to C&I Customers with Viridity Software

Viridity Energy Solutions Inc. will provide energy management and demand response software and services to Consumers Energy commercial and industrial customers in an effort to help customers manage their energy costs. The Viridity software and technology platform has been tailored to meet the specific energy … Read more…

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